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Courtney s Out of Africa and on to Hollywood
Courtney's Out of Africa and on to Hollywood

Watching Courtney Eaton playing with her cat – sprawled out on a comfy lounge at home – it is hard to imagine this Bunbury teenager may be the next Australian superstar in Hollywood.

The young model has this month returned home from Africa where for the past six months she has worked on the latest Mad Max film, Fury Road, in which she has a prominent role.

Bubbling with excitement, Courtney said the experience was unbelievable.

“I am so lucky, everybody was so nice,” she said, “they helped me so much, it was great. I had so much fun the stunts and chases were so sick, it was just so cool.”

The former Bunbury Cathedral Grammar student, who is still only 16, became the first Face of Fashion for the South West Fashion Festival two years ago.

She said she had never wanted to act but was now bitten by the bug.

“At school I used to hate reading plays and performing, but now I think it’s great. I love it,” she said.

Courtney got her part in the new movie after her modelling agency suggested she make an audition tape, which was eventually viewed by filmmaker George Miller, who had searched worldwide for a young girl to play the character of Fragile in his new film.

Miller was so impressed he offered the South West teenager the part and described her as displaying wonderful natural talent.

But Courtney has her feet firmly on the ground.

Despite being in exotic locations on set with famed actors, including Charlize Theron – who also started her career as a model and is now a major Hollywood A-lister – the Bunbury school girl said she couldn’t wait to get home.

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